backlight

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a light that provides illumination from behind

Computing

  • noun light behind a liquid crystal display unit that improves the contrast of characters on the screen and allows it to be read in dim light

Construction

  • To illuminate from behind (and often above) an object.

Electronics

  • The light source positioned behind the viewing surface of an LCD with a backlit display. Also spelled back-light.

Media Studies

  • noun a light that illuminates the subject from behind on a film set, helping them to stand out against the background.
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